LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Singer Bob Geldof says he will be the first Irishman in space after booking a $100,000 seat on a private Space Expedition Corp. flight.
"Being the first Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honor but pretty mind-blowing. The first rock astronaut space rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the planet," Britain's Daily Mirror quoted the 61-year-old Boomtown Rats musician as saying. "Wild! Who would have thought it possible in my lifetime."